Hapoel Be'er Sheva linked with Hibs keeper Marciano

Last updated : 26 February 2021 By Steve Forbes

According to today's Edinburgh Evening News, Hibs keeper Ofir Marciano has become a target for Israeli side Hapoel Be’er Sheva.

The 31-year-old could be offered a return to his homeland, when his Easter Road contract expires this summer.

Marciano has been in talks about a new deal with the Hibees, but has so far not agreed terms.

Rocky's wife is also expecting his second child, and he may view this as an excellent time to return home and be closer to family.

The Israeli side can probaably offer a lot more in wages than the Hibees and this could be the biggest stumbling block to him staying in Edinburgh.

Marciano joined Hibs in 2017 from Ashdod and has gone on to make 115 appearances for the club.

Editors View:

It would be a massive blow to lose Marciano, he is, by quite a distance, the best goalkeeper Hibs have had since the likes of Jim Leighton and Andy Goram.

However, if he did leave, you could see his point, a move home closer to family, when you have a child on the way makes sense.

Marciano is also 31, this could be his last chance to land a big-money contract, although keepers do tend to last longer.

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